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Christian Brothers Sneaker Complex

At Christian Brothers, shoes are more than just an everyday item. Shoes are a way for students to express themselves outside of the dress code. Some students who take serious pride in their shoes explained their obsessions with shoes and why they are so important to their everyday life. Elijah Covington (‘21) explains that he […]

At Christian Brothers, shoes are more than just an everyday item. Shoes are a way for students to express themselves outside of the dress code. Some students who take serious pride in their shoes explained their obsessions with shoes and why they are so important to their everyday life.

Elijah Covington (‘21) explains that he is fascinated by shoes because of the way they feel and look.

“Shoes are just really comfortable, and I have always liked shoes especially Jordans because they look nice”. For those who do not know, Jordans are created by Hall of Fame basketball.player Michael Jordan and they are a staple for sneaker heads. Elijah likes shoes not only because of the way they feel, but they make picking outfits much easier. “With a good shoe you can wear a lot of different things, and the color way helps you know what color to wear.”

True sneaker head Randall Legaspi (‘20) explains that a good shoes can make a statement about the way you dress.

“Shoes can pretty much make or break an outfit,” he says.  His collection is unique because he doesn’t buy shoes because of what others think, but rather his own taste. “I became interested in shoes in the fifth grade, but did not really start collecting them, until I was in seventh grade. My collection is different from everyone else’s because I try to stay away from the hype and pick what I want and like”.

This produces Randall’s individuality and allows him to stand out in a crowd. His collection of shoes might seem like a bit much for some people, but for him it is a hobby.

“My whole collection of shoes is probably worth at least $2500, but I rarely wear those anymore. The most I am willing to spend on a pair of shoes is probably $450.”

Randall’s budget for a pair of shoes may seem insane, but it may be a surprising that that is a little above normal for a nice pair of kicks.

Most ordinary students would never think about rocking a pair of designer shoes, but Erin Willis (’22) does just the opposite.

“I love Gucci slides because they are so comfortable and look nice. My collection of shoes is unique because I own multiple brands of shoes Nike’s, Gucci, Givenchy, Adidas, and more. I do not just own one brand.”

Erin acknowledges that father started her interest in sneakers. “When I was younger, my dad bought me matching shoes, and I have liked them ever since.”

This biggest pet peeve these three shared is when someone steps on their shoes. They explained that it is really aggravating because the actually care about their shoes and spend a lot of money on them. Shoes are more than some thing to walk in, they are stylish, promote individuality, and can be an expensive accessory.

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